Spring is just around the corner – A season of new beginnings and change. Here are a few of the confident, feminine Spring ’13 runway trends to be incorporating into your style for the change we all love to welcome- fashion!

1. Ruffles
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Ruffles were everywhere on the runways- Givenchy, Gucci, Balenciaga and yes Rachel Roy! I showed a wearable version of the couture Ruffle done as a soft peplum on a knee-length cocktail dress in a vibrant neon trim. The scale of the ruffle is what is key- large scale says drama and strength, more hard then sweet- and a softer yet structured ruffle (the way I used it in my spring show) may give the garment a longer life in your wardrobe- either way it’s total lux impact on sight as well as one of the most modern of the spring runway trends.

2. Multi-Layers
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Spring also told a multi-layered story everywhere you looked. Pattern and texture mix and matches dominated every major design house. From Erdem, Preen, to Bottega Veneta it was about layering different prints over one another to achieve a fresh story without ever opening your mouth! A favorite of mine is a print mixed caftan, lighter on the top – perfect ease on vacay.

3. Single-Sole Shoes
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Single sole shoes! Platforms no longer dominate the style scene. Now if you want to be at the head of the class, go for pointy single sole numbers. Some favorites are Manolo’s classic elegant shapes as well as my RR Ana style, no need to complicated matters- go for the classic shape to be completely modern.

4. White Lace or Eyelet
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Spring took a delicate tradition and gave it a bold modern spin that feels fresh and absolutely modern: Valentino, Vera Wang, Giambattista Valli and I used the once delicate style on all shapes. Easy transition into everyday life: pencil skirts and wide leg trousers – easy for work or play.

5. Arm Candy Gypsy Style
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The easiest trend to incorporate into your spring closet is the contrast of gypsy chic arm candy- throw in strong metals with collected friendship bracelets and colorful beaded cuffs to achieve the one statement that says the most about you- that you are a mix and a blend of lux chic to downtown boho to third world charm…wear your travels on your arm this spring- it may be a trend that never goes away…

 

Check out all of Rachel’s Spring looks from the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

 

 

Here are more of Rachel’s Spring Fashion Tips